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Kabbalah and the Inner Life of God

Lawrence Kushner

Kabbalah and the Inner Life of God

The Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah is a rich, magnetic world of thought and teaching. It has resonance with modern understandings of reality — and describes a cosmic significance to the practical moral call to tikkun olam, "repair the world." Rabbi Lawrence Kushner is a long-time student and articulator of the mysteries and messages of Kabbalah. We speak with him in honor of the 20th-century historian Gershom Scholem, who resurrected this tradition from obscurity and made it accessible to modern people.
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  • Lawrence Kushner

    Lawrence Kushner

    is a scholar-in-residence at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco. His many books include God Was In This Place & Ii Did Not KnowKabbalah: A Love Story, and I’m God, You’re Not.